What is Family

What is Family - WhatisaFamily? Overview

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What is a Family?
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In-class Group-Assignment #1: What is a family? Defining family Common definitions Prototypes Why does the definition matter? Family functions Demographics Overview Overview
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In-class Assignment #1 What is a family?
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Definitions: Necessary and sufficient conditions. Example: A bird is defined as a warm-blooded egg-laying  vertebrate characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as  wings. Then something is a bird  if  it has all these characteristics (sufficient  conditions) and  only if  it has all these characteristics (necessary  conditions). Defining “Family” Defining “Family”
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1. Legal : “The term  family  refers to a group of two or more persons related  by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together in a household.”   U.S. Census Bureau 1. Sharing/Intimacy : “A family is defined as two or more persons who share  resources, share responsibility for decisions, share values and goals, and 
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2009 for the course FSHD 257 taught by Professor Payne during the Spring '09 term at Arizona.

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